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Programs for the prevention of suicide among adolescents and young adults ; Suicide contagion and the reporting of suicide; recommendations from a national workshop
  • Published Date:
    April 22, 1994
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.) ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Office of the Director.
  • Series:
    MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports ; v. 43, no. RR-6
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    Programs for the prevention of suicide among adolescents and young adults / the following CDC staff members prepared this report: Patrick W. O'Carroll, Office of the Director, Office of Program Support; Lloyd B. Potter, James A. Mercy, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control -- Suicide contagion and the reporting of suicide : recommendations from a national workshop / the following CDC staff members prepared this report: Patrick W. O'Carroll, Office of the Director, Office of Program Support; Lloyd B. Potter, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

    Programs for the prevention of suicide among adolescents and young adults: Incidence rates of suicide and attempted suicide among adolescents and young adults aged 15-24 years continue to remain at high levels. In 1992, to aid communities in developing new or augmenting existing suicide prevention programs directed toward this age group, CD''s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control published Youth Suicide Prevention Programs: A Resource Guide. The Resource Guide describes the rationale and evidence for the effectiveness of various suicide prevention strategies, and it identifies model programs that incorporate these strategies. This summary of the Resource Guide describes eight suicide prevention strategies and provides general recommendations for the development, implementation, and evaluation of suicide prevention programs targeted toward this age group.

    Suicide contagion and the reporting of suicide: recommendations from a national workshop: In November 1989, a national workshop that included suicidologists, public health officials, researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and news media professionals was held to address general concerns about, and specific recommendations for, reducing the possibility of media-related suicide contagion. These recommendations, which are endorsed by CDC, outline general issues that public officials and health and media professionals should consider when reporting about suicide. These recommendations include a depiction of those aspects of news coverage that can promote suicide contagion, and they describe ways by which community efforts to address this problem can be strengthened through specific types of news coverage.

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